Avocado Smoothie Time! March 19, 2016

by Eat

St. Patrick’s Day is over, but HelloFresh is still GREEN! This delicious and healthy smoothie gets its beautiful  HelloFresh hue from the star ingredient — rich and yummy avocado.

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If you’ve been a HelloFresh customer for a while, you know we love using avocados in our recipes. They’re so healthy! One avocado can supply almost 100% of your daily recommended intake of fiber. They’re loaded with healthy monounsaturated and saturated fats,and they pack 35% more potassium than bananas. They are rich in vitamin K, and are good dietary sources of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Now that we’re adding them to a smoothie, they’re more delicious and accessible than ever!

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Cashews
  • 6 Tablespoon Coconut milk
  • 1/4 Cup Avocado, mashed
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Small Banana, frozen and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Kale, firmly packed
  • Coconut Flakes, for garnish
  • Pomegranate Seeds, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Roast the cashews in the oven at 350 degrees until golden brown. Allow to cool and then cover them in water in a medium bowl. Refrigerate over night.
  2. Drain the water and put in a food processor. Add the coconut milk and blend until creamy.
  3. Add all the rest of your ingredients (except pomegranate seeds and coconut flakes)
  4. Add to a bowl and sprinkle on pomegranate, some cashes, and some coconut flakes.

Happy Cooking!

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4 comments

Krissy says:

I would so love to eat like this again! I’m aching for good, fresh food — like my aunt used to say, if you can smell the ground, you’ve got a fresh vegetable. She owned more than 400 cookbooks!

Will you ever have a program for seniors? The reason I ask is that I am on disability and have been since I was 40. I’m 63 now. I have very painful and debilitating physical issues and my stomach/lower GI is a mess from medication and maladies. I don’t eat right because it is too painful to shop. I have a delivery service now, but too many items come spoiled or they are not what I ordered. I am starving for good food, but as we age, we don’t eat as much, and when in pain, we don’t get much of an appetite.

I am interested to know if a 2-meal, senior or disability-priced option could be available. I could probably get 100 people in my community alone to sign up for that. Just as you donate for the children of our world, which is so wonderful, seniors who are ill are trading medication for food all the time because of our low incomes. Please think about us elders out here who still want to eat good food to sustain our energy and our health as much as possible. I thank you!

Jacqueline says:

Hi Krissy! Thanks for your feedback. While we may not have a plan that’s perfect for your situation at the moment, we are always listening, and I will absolutely pass your comments along!

Carrie says:

Would you please post the serving information for caloric counts

Jacqueline says:

Carrie – no problem! Our dietitian, Rebecca, calculated the numbers. This recipe makes 4 servings, and each serving has 219 calories. Let us know how it turns out!!

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